Here are Arnold Schwarzenegger's 5 rules for Success
Arnold Schwarzenegger, an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, Hollywood actor and politician, rose to fame because of his character, his work ethic, his sheer force of will and even his admittedly Machiavellian tactics led him to victory as 7-time Mr. Olympia. As part of his journey, his hurdles were many, but he overcame them to reach where he is today. His serene sagacity, the astonishing acumen, and the wondrous wisdom of this mighty mentor is an inspiration by itself for those who wish to find success.
A few years ago, the University of Southern California honoured Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for his “inspirational realization of the American dream.” He received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and as part of his speech he shared five key rules for anyone who wants to find success:
1. Find your Vision
There is no direction to your journey if you are not clung to your vision. You are bound to remain as a boat that never reaches its destination, moving around the ocean cluelessly. Therefore, create the highest and grandest vision for your life, because you become what you believe.
2. Think Big
Often, you think that you are being mindful and humble about your limitations, but you are just restricting yourself and creating unnecessary boundaries to succeed. You should break the walls you have made in your mind. Arnold lives this philosophy.
3. Ignore the Naysayers
To speak further on this, Arnold quotes Nelson Mandela: “People always seem to think it is impossible until someone does it.” Envy is a powerful emotion, people do not like to imagine someone with the courage to achieve great things. Ignore what people say and achieve what you truly believe in.
4. Work Hard
None of your rules work if you do not work hard. In a single day, Arnold ran a bricklaying business, went to the gym regularly, took acting classes, went to business school and still had 6 hours of sleep. You should push yourself.
5. Do not Just Take! Give Back to Change the World
Arnold truly believed that he achieved, all that he did, because of America. He worked as an immigrant with big dreams, worked hard against the odds and climbed to the top. But still, he gave back to the society through philanthropy.